IECG WC 2006 final

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Thibault de Vassal    (2007-09-15)
IECG WC 2006 final

As the IECG WC 2006 final just started, this is a good time to end the game. Quite surprising but finally, after 2 or 3 discussions about it, noone solved it and found me (some really looked for though) ;)

Clues were : Playing this year in a world championship final, birthdate (1973-04-13), first FICGS rating (2407, IECG rating), movies (a few players at IECG and FICGS knew about it, the trailer of 'A Clockwork Orange' where the other name is mentioned...

Here is the message I sent to my opponents :

"Dear chessfriends,

That's a real pleasure and honor to play my first IECG WC final with you all. Dinesh, Carlos, Farit, Massimiliano and John, nice to play again :)

I'm 34, single, living in the center of France... I play correspondence chess since 2002, IECG is the place I started with.

I made a few strange movies and videos a few years ago (soon available on the internet) :)

I wanted to play correspondence chess under my director's name but I'm now more known in our small CC world as Thibault de Vassal... I'm the webmaster of FICGS - , another Correspondence Chess Server, where I knew some of you :) .. Sorry about the confusion. I don't know how IECG rules will apply, I hope I can play this tournament anyway.

Best of luck to all !

David Gordh."

TS: Gordon Evans
|IECG WC-2006-F-00001 1 1 1 1 1 1 | | | |WC 2006 Tournament # 00001 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 | Tot | Plc |
| 18149 Robson, Nigel ENG 2646 | # | 0,0 | |
| 16702 Sirota, Anatoli AUS 2553 | # | 0,0 | |
| 19142 Pappier, Carlos ARG 2518 | # | 0,0 | |
| 18096 Chovanec, Milan SVK 2508 | # | 0,0 | |
| 15446 Makovsky, Petr CZE 2500 | # | 0,0 | |
| 11273 Blanco, Cesar GUA 2451 | # | 0,0 | |
| 13336 Gordh, David FRA 2443 | # | 0,0 | |
| 17738 De Silva, Dines SRI 2425 | # | 0,0 | |
| 10969 Rocca, Horacio ARG 2422 | # | 0,0 | |
| 17342 Perez, Brigilia PHI 2410 | # | 0,0 | |
| 16273 Fiala, Jaroslav CZE 2406 | # | 0,0 | |
| 13552 Claridge, John WLS 2403 | # | 0,0 | |
| 21524 Balabaev, Farit KAZ 2398 | # | 0,0 | |
| 15174 Massimini Gerbi ITA 2363 | # | 0,0 | |
| 18311 Bendig, Frank GER 2341 | # | 0,0 | |
Rating Average = 2452 Category = 9 Start date: 12.09.2007

I didn't know that I would create FICGS when I registered at IECG and I prefered to use my director's name. I hope you don't mind. Sorry to Igor Khokhlov, Harry Ingersol and Farit Balabaev (I played them under both names).

Best wishes, Thibault

Hannes Rada    (2007-09-15 20:01:39)
Surprise, Surprise

Thibault or David :-) As far as I remember: several years ago I received a challenge for a 2 game match at the chessfriend server from a movie director where he mentioned some of these video-links. (I had to decline the match offer, because I had too much games at the same time) I really liked the dull ambience of the clips. I am also a big fan of Stanley Kubrick and I consider his Clockwork Orange a masterpiece. The trailer of the PSI - Movie looks really good and interesting. What kind of movies are these ? Public Domain movies :-) Or commercial movies produced to earn big money :-)

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-09-15 20:52:34)
Surprise, Surprise

Hi Hannes, that's right I remember :)

Commercial movies, surely not ;) .. PSI may be compared to Lynch's "Lost Highway" by the aesthetic & atmosphere, a very strange movie. A Clockwork Orange is a kind of ultra-violent parody, more about cinema, reality-show and Cannes festival than Kubrick's movie. Very funny IMO, but maybe too much provocative, so a few problems with it :)

Wolfgang Utesch    (2007-09-16 05:14:27)
IECG WC 2006 final

Perhaps some day I can tell my grandchildren: I've beaten the World Champion in a 8-games-match before. :) All the best for your final!

Andrew Stephenson    (2007-09-16 05:22:53)

Sorry I have not followed this very well but for the sake of clarification what is your real name as in that which appears on your birth certificate and passport??

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-09-16 05:36:38)
IECG WC 2006 final + Clarification

Thanks Wolfgang :) .. Andrew, my name is Thibault de Vassal.

Andrew Stephenson    (2007-09-16 08:06:27)
Film Director

Thanks Thibault. 2 questions. 1) Thibault De Vassal is a cool name perfect imo for a film director why did you switch for your film directing to another name? 2) where did you find the assumed sirname "Gordh" Is it a family name or did you invent it? Will check out your film work I a film junky and often go to film festivals etc

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-09-16 12:25:33)
Film Director

I switched my name because PSI was an english speaking movie and personal "enough". But finally I made A Clockwork Orange (french speaking) under my real name. Now both coexist and have their own cinema - Schizophrenia ? :) .. Also it was probably another way to free imagination and catharsis.

Glen D. Shields    (2007-09-16 18:43:13)
Explains Much

Dear Thibault -

Your "confession" explains a great deal. Twice you mentioned in posts your awareness of my IECG games. Since I am no chess celebrity, that left me quietly puzzled both times. Now I know why! You and I played twice. You won both games. Both encounters reamin as a couple of my favorites. Your 90 move victory required outstanding end-game play and you played it perfectly! Well done my man :-)

Now to my confession. I am actually Brad Pitt, no, not the real Brad Pitt, but a close good looking second. I have beautiful women walk up to me all the time asking for an autograph. Amazing that I was able to find time for chess all these years ;-)

My best,

Glen (aka "Brad")

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-09-16 19:05:35)

Hi Glen, my new 'old' friend :) .. Yes, our games were very interesting, particularly since you played a funny & tactical but quite unknown Sveshnikov's variation, that is theorically a draw anyway, but great to play over the board :)

So you're Brad Pitt's double ? .. You can see Leonardo Di Caprio's double in PSI trailer (true ! quite funny), maybe we'll work together ;)

Best, Thibault

Glen D. Shields    (2007-09-16 19:24:34)
Good Luck in the IECG WC

Thibault -


My best, Glen

I'll have my agent send my resume to David Gordh ;-)

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-09-16 20:48:11)
IECG WC 2006 final

Thanks Glen, it will be a hard tournament.

See you on the Goban soon ? :)





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